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o' we hope to see you again next time. remember, the spin stops here, we're looking out for you. >> america, there you are. looking live at the smoke-filled back room where house and senate democrats will conspire to ramp through their health care reform package away from the prying eyes of you, the american people. now this, is the top-secret room inside of the us capitol. the final negotiations take place. in a stun break from tradition democratic leaders will reportedly for go formal public conference process to merge the bills. instead, secret deliberations will likely be held behind those closed doors, and that brings us to our headline tonight. democracy in hiding. the scheme developed by house speaker nancy pelosi and senate majority leader harry reed drawing heavy fire from
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republican who's will be locked out of these deliberations. and now, not only is this breaking traditions, democrats like president obama, well, he's breaking a promise, remember when the anointed one said this about health care negotiations during his presidential debate? do you remember this? >> not negotiating behind closed doors but bringing all parties together and broadcasting those negotiations on c span so american people can see what choices are. >> now, the president is not alone. harry reed changing his soon as well, now take a look at his remarks that he made back in 2006 about the importance of conference kmis. >> the least in a conference committee, you have people working together, sticking things in and sometimes, democrats complain or republicans complain who. ever is in the minority here, we didn't get enough consultation. you cut us out of the process. at least you had a group of senators, democrats or
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republicans in the process. here, you have one person. making a decision. >> now, he sounds different now, doesn't he? now, all of this caught attention of cspan chief executive, asking for conference committee meetings to be open to television cameras saying quote, cspan will commit resources to covering all of the sections live in their entirery. and does president obama live up to promises and now from washington our former pennsylvania senator and editor in chief of the daily and. >> let me start... happy new year. >> and you're in the senate. is this how it works? you take millions, hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars and just buy votes? is that how it works. >> generally speaking that is
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not how it works. sure, on appropriation bills, i hate to say it that. is what we're spending money and every year, and i'm usually major pieces of legislation, certainly something that is important in this bill, this should be in all-different class by itself and should be a conference this, is a conferences are republican sit downs and democrats sit down. the press is there. amendments are offered things debated. we see the process work, work through. that is how a conference should work and that is what they don't want. they don't want the american public to see how this is being put together which is what you suggested. this is blocks of votes. >> look. they're bypassing procedure there. bypassing tradition. i think bypassing the constitution, tucker, look. i went back, tucker and i looked this up. we just played president obama. he said we'll not negotiate
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behind closed doors and broadcast on c span. he said it four times that i can find. and how does he get away with another meeting behind closed doors? and and it's possible another network may know it. maybe not. and this makes obama look ridiculous, he's breaking campaign pledge. and there is no way around that. why are they doing that? they know they're going to take heat for i it. they're not going to get a bill without. the process they're going to go through in order to pass these is so sleazy and repulsive. if ordinary people saw it there would be a revolt there. is no choice. the option is let brian lamb, the fairest we can agree of them all, 300 million americans everyone trusts brian lamb. let him bring cameras in. or no bill. i mean that is what the choice they face. >> that is not reality that. is not, you know.
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>> i know. >> you. >> that is congress. >> you know and i know that is not going to happen. what they. >> right. >> here is what i don't understand. american people and i'll throw this to you first, tucker. they say they don't want this bill. they seem to have very concern and byron dorgan not going run for office. a lot of democrats are bailing out. they can see the winds and which way they're blowing. they ignore the will of the american people. they've got to realize this is suicide for them plitly? >> i agree with that. you get bipartisan support for huge pieces of legislation because it gives you cover wh. you're out there all by yourself with no bipartisan support just forcing them through the process and congress without the support of the american people you're going to get hurt in the end. >> they're going to get hurt. >> senator santorun, how many years in the senate?
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>> 12. >> 12 years. two cycles. did you ever see a case where $300 million for one senator, $100 million another one, we'll get this into the next segment here, did you ever see this money being used to buy votes like this? >> not on something like this. no. and look. this is probably the most important piece of legislation that will pass the congress since probably since the new deal. maybe great society programs thchl is a huge fr taking. and to use sort of the traditional log rolling they do when trying to pass appropriation bills or transportation bills or things that are sort of special home projects that is built into the equation, to use that, to pass something of this significance to the economy to the country, to our whole way of governing is repulsive z i think what tucker said is right. they can't show this to the
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american public them can't show how they're paying off this senator and that senator to pull this together. so they're just going to have chosen to hide it in order to get a bill. >> tucker didn't republicans see it -- don't get in trouble for earmarks and look, look. i think that this is the biggest hunt of a lifetime. i'm dismayed some are still taking earmarks. but won't this be the moment or the time for republicans to come out and everyone them say we will never accept another dime in earmarks like this again? >> you think quitting smoking is tough? earmarks are tougher. that is an addiction almost nobody can break but you're right. they ought to. that ought to be the new year's raes res solution. obama administration so far overreached. if you had a tight smart political party in opposition, you could take over the government in the mid terms.
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and it's sad to watch it. maybe they'll get it together, taking advantage of the moment. >> last question. senator, santorun what do you think happens in 2010? do republicans have a shot at taking over congress? >> you mentioned byron dorgan not running again. that was a safe democratic seat. they're saying the governor might run. i think that is one that we can win if the house member decides to run for the senate. we can win that seat. i look in pennsylvania. we can pick up five house seats in pennsylvania. maybe more than that. there are opportunities galore, there are good candidates. and i think it's gooding to come down the democrats have calculated this wrong. they think they motivate their base if they pass this bill. their base is figured out this, bill isn't good for them. howard dean and the rest figured out that this is not what they want this, is bad governing. this is payoffs to people to get them to vote to pass some bill.
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they're not going to be motivated and republicans will be. best moves for democrats is if this bill fails. hopefully, american public will forget, maybe they can survive 2010 f this bill passes i predict a republican house. >> okay. good prediction. i tend to agree. when we come back, thanks guys. we're going to get into spes spiffics what senator was offered what, much more still to come on hahn nitty tonight. here is a peek. >> so, is democracy for sale? we'll tell you all of the ways you're elected leaders are selling out with your money, and why. >> nazies, nazi autos and is linda prior posting a video clashing protestors. me, too. a ghost of clinton scandal's past returns to the u.s.. i wonder how he was able to get a visa now. all that have plus airport
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>> sean: beyonce taking heat. how she decided to ring in the new year. according to the "new york post", the sinner was hired by >> beyonce hired and hahnin balance is the of muammar qadhai long track record of violence against women. on christmas day he allegedly attacked his wife in london, breaking her nose. beyonce should think about maybe finding new friends.
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>> sean: despite a number of senators wavering in the final hours harry reid was able to scrape together the 60 votes that he needed. how was prince harry able to quinn the remaining hold-outs to come to the dark side?
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good old fashioned corrupt politics, that's how. while money was not directly placed in the senators' pockets it may have may as well have been. the senate passed the health care only because it bought off the necessary votes. let's break down the cast. senator maryland drew, 300 million dollars her state of louisiana will receive increased subsidies. leahy, 250 million dollars and the assurance vermont will receive these medicaid payments over six years instead of being penalized for expanded health care coverage. independent bernie sanders, mere 10 billion dollars in exchange, his state will get extra help for medicaid and a pet project for community health centers. connecticut's chris dodd 100 million for a new hospital at the university that could be
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built in his state. ben nelson the final hold-out his vote was priceless. nelson was able to secure a promise that uncle sam would pay 100% of the coast for expanding medicaid for low income in bran cans, indefinitely. some things -- nebraskans, indefinitely. some things money can't buy, the -- stuart varney and former white house press secretary dana per reason know. cash for cloture. we can have fun with this. but the american people are going to pay hundreds of millions of dollars. >> there's a pattern here it goes way beyond the health care bribery that went on in the senate. there's a pattern of taxpayer money being used to buy votes. latest example. municipal unions are going to be bought off. they've racked up enormous pension liabilities.
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two -- two trillion dollars bailed out by theway the direct payoff to the municipal unions with taxpayer money. buying votes. >> sean: you use the word that i use. i don't think it is the moral equivalency. this is worse than bribery because you are not using your money. >> i think bribery is a fair word to use. >> sean: what is wrong with that? >> sure it is fair. all is fair in love and war. when the news came out about the louisiana purchase that senator land drew got 100 million dollars she was indignant. and said excuse me it is 300 million dollars. i think they are missing the boat on one thing. their initial response was, one, everybody does it. two, it's always been done this way and three, who cares what you think. they will pay a price for that >> this time they are doing with it 1/6 of the united states' economy giving away not just hundreds of millions, giving away billions
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year after year to get this mismatched awful piece of legislation through the senate. outrageous. >> sean: what the political consequences? who pays a price for this? >> i think about 2006 the republicans made the mistake of thinking that earmarks weren't going to be a big deal. remember that they passed it over? we had the bridge to nowhere. this is a bill to nowhere because it doesn't get you where you want to be, i coined it. any way, it doesn't get them where they want to be. even speaker pelosi took a shot at the president saying this isn't the bill we thought we were going to get she is going to pass it through any way. >> it is so naked. it is so obvious what is going on. you can't pull the wool over the people's eyes. they noah is going on and who is -- they know what is going on and who is going to pay. >> sean: republicans were up nine points as we begin the new year.
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we see the president's approval ratings. does this translate into a massive political landslide in 2010? >> the president and the democrats could get lucky. you are going to see some relatively positive economic news in the next few days. the factories are beginning to get new orders. the economy is expanding a little. jobs numbers, not so bad. jobs may be created. if that momentum carries through and the economy is topic number one, the president and the democrats could get lucky. so bribery and security could be overlooked. >> today, one of the things reported democrats have strategy they are laying laying out for 2010, attack sarah palin, one they have a bankruptcy of ideas. two, they don't have any confidence in what they said they were going to accomplish. and three, they are going to run on a party of no. on being the party of no.
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>> sean: i want to go back to stuart's point. look, we want jobs created stuart. >> yes, we do. >> sean: people will overlook nationizing health care. overlooked the backroom dealing. overlook cap and tax. overlook tax increases and forgive the democrats, they will forget this if unemployment is at 9%? >> remember you passed the "tipping point" on taxation only half the people who work in america pay any federal income tax at all that means a minority of people. that is a constituency which is being milked. why do people who don't pay tax why shouldn't they want those who do pay tax to pay more? >> sean: i think the democrats have figured out there's a lot more people that are "not in that rich category" so >> the class warfare might work. i hate it that class warfare
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might work, but it might work. >> remember after 1994 president clinton started to pull back from class warfare because it was not working. i'm not saying that is going to be a repeat. if i were a republican today even though i'm tired, i'd be having a town hall and i would say why isn't the democrat in my state having a town hall? because they are not willing to stand up and fight for this bill. >> sean: fascinating stuff, guys good to see you. happy new year. >> to you too. >> sean: in the 200 million dollar, a new report puts an exact figure on what it would cost to try khalid shake muhammad in new york city and the cia director redirects manpower to monitor climate change at the cost of our security, your security, your security, your security, your family's upbeat rock ♪ singer:wanted to get myself a new cell phone ♪ ♪ so i could hear myself as a ringtone ♪
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>> sean: the estimated cost of the obama administration's decision to hold the 9/11 terror trials in new york city has nearly tripled. in november, when attorney general eric holder announced terrorists would be brought to lower manhattan in new york to stand trial security costs were estimated to stand around 75 million dollars. guess what? the "new york daily news" is quoting nypd sores who now project it will take approximately 200 million dollars, per year to secure the trials. another reason why the thugs should go before military tribunals at gitmo not a u.s. courtroom. >> millions of americans know how hard it is to find a job in the private sector. apparently former republican senator lincoln chafee is having trouble because he's trying to get back on the government's payroll.
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he was booted out of office in the 2006 election has announced he's running for governor of rhode island as an independent. wildly liberal, former senator has masqueraded as a republican until late 2007 when he quit the party. now he hopes to bring his pro choice, anti-war views to the governor's office. liberal, now independent. maybe after he loses this election he will become a democrat. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> sean: in the wake of the attempted christmas day terror attack you would think the spies at the cia would have their hands full securing america. assets at langley used for other projects. report from the new york times reveals cia manpower and satellites monitoring, get this, climate change. the secret program scrapped by the bush administration
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president obama cia director the guy with no intelligence experience at all, leon panetta has decided to bring it back. he said the cia should be keeping americans safe not spying on sea lions. ♪ ♪ >> sean: national public radio using your tack dollars again to showcase liberal bias. in a new video npr attacks the tea party movement. here's a portion of the learn to speak tea bag video lesson. keep in mind, you paid for this. >> if you are having trouble understanding the word of others are being understood yourself, use tea bag, stronger more descriptive word. >> nazi, nazi. >> perfect, see that's not so hard. when speaking tea bag it is not polite to draw attention to others campaign distributors. remember, they speak tea bag
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just like you. >> sean: we have the cia spying on sea eye ons, npr using your money to slam americans who have the courage to voice their opinion west are not starting off 2010 on the right foot, are we? that is the news from hannity's america. coming up, another business czar exchange between white house reporter helen thomas and the ever so elegant press
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>> sean: tropical depression's white house briefing was interrupted by an odd debate between gibbs and helen thomas. >> what [ inaudible ] >> no you asked me about my president. >> our president. >> i agree. >> sean: there is our press
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>> sean: there's a story in today's "washington post" that former president clinton and secretary of state clinton sure hope you missed. it shows you pays to have friends in high places. he's the ghost of campaign scandals past and now after eight years of being banned from the united states, independent's banker and felon james riotti has returned to the united states. he pleaded guilty to a
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conspiracy to defraud the united states after illegally funneling money to democrats and the presidential campaigns of bill clinton. along with his associate john wong his dealings became the focus of the '96 campaign scandal. the now famous ice tea defense of vice president gore. >> there is no controlling legal authority. >> sean: and the stonewalling of attorney general reno. the scandal was the biggest blemish on the clinton administration until, well another scandal. getting back to riotti. when the dust cleared his company was fined a record 8.of million dollars for their illegal behavior. and he was ineligible to obtain a visa to return to the u.s. during the bush administration because of a cause denying entry to individuals -- because of a clause denying entry individuals who have committed crimes of moral turpitude.
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but he visited the united states twice during 2009 after receiving a special waiver from the state department, a state department now run by hillary clinton. a state department spokesman denies that secretary clinton had any knowledge of his return. maybe the documents were filed with the rose law firm records. joining me from los angeles with more on the story is founder of big, happy new year, sir. >> happy new year to you too. >> sean: hillary knew nothing. conspiracy to defraud the u.s. government, you get back in, no problem. >> i find it strange this is coming out after what happened with the plane bomber over christmas. i think what you have here is a case of finger-pointing one the administration. perhaps some turmoil going on between hillary clinton and barack obama. this is a huge piece. it is written negatively
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against hillary clinton. there's innuendo and implications in there that somehow she knew something when it looks like it was the department of homeland security that issued this waiver. >> sean: i guess the big question i have and i think a lot of people in america have. why? why is america resistant to say no to people -- look if we open our borders the world's population would come here. why are we resistant to say that if you did not respect our laws in sovereignty, you can't come in. if you have some type of terrorist ties, you can't come in. why the resistance? >> i don't know. the clintons end of their presidency on bringing in mark rich through eric holder, back into the country after being a huge, you know -- he was a person who fled the country in order not to face the consequences. something interesting happened today. one of the great military
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bloggers of our time, michael yarn was arrested because he wouldn't answer a tsa security agent when they asked him how much do you make for a living? he wouldn't respond. so we have a military er who can't get into the country who is getting arrested. and you have james riotti in charge of the biggest campaign finance scandal in the history of the united states, 70 people pleaded the fifth. 17 people fled the country. and 13 people were convicted. this guy is coming back into the country. so we've got major problems with our border and border security and homeland security. >> sean: up until today when i heard robert gibbs earlier today and the president later today we were gonna repatriate gitmo detainees and send them back to yemen. a hotbed for terrorist training. that's not gonna happen. now, the president is standing by janet napolitano the system
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worked though he now says the system failed. standing by panetta, standing by everybody. do you think heads should roll as a result of their reaction to this christmas bombing? or attempted bombing. >> heads should roll and then a new set of hes will roll back in who are all similarly politically correct who aren't willing to announce that islamic jihad is a problem and we need to start isolating people using our brains. not going after grandmas and the like. it seems like everything is upside down. when michael ya -- yon is detained and these type of people are getting into the country when a guy is able to get over the united states with strapped munitions in his underwear, something is desperately wrong with our system. >> sean: i think something is wrong with the system.
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here's the big question, it's a tough one. do we have a president that just doesn't have a clue about where we are? that we have an enemy out to destroy us. do we have an administration that's clueless? do we have an administration that is endangering the american people? >> i think the answer is yes to that but i think in terms of pure symbol. this guy was supposed to come in take over where supposedly george bush left off. this is a guy who treated a surf board accident with his kid more seriously than he treated the underwear bomber. he went out to play golf once he found out about what had occurred. when he found out that a friend's kid's chin a cut on it, he quit his golf outing. >> sean: so the question is, who is responsible? gibbs wouldn't say earlier today whether people should be fired over this.
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in your opinion, i think napolitano should go. i don't think she has any experience. leon panetta doesn't have any experience. the whole list of people that are not qualified for the positions they have is staggering. should anybody be fired? will anybody be fired? are they just tone deaf to the fact that we have a war on terror? >> that's the answer. they all come from that basic orientation. i think that frankly, hillary clinton, if she were in charge, would be a hell of a lot tougher than barack obama is. perhaps that's what this entire article in the "washington post" is about. is that she has been standing off to the side and allowing for these people to hang themselves with their inept behavior. at the end of the day janet napolitano came into her position and stated the people to fear in the united states were fellow americans and those people like sarah palin -- >> sean: that's right.
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>> that's a huge problem. >> >> sean: should the american people be afraid that their government is not taking steps necessary to protect them? >> yes. i mean to say the least. i mean, we now know beyond our wildest imagination that jihad is alive and well in america and barack obama is -- his international tour of apologizing about america made us less safe. >> sean: good to see you. time to check in with the one and only greta van susteren. here's the big tease something she has tonight. >> greta: we have a fabulous show. we have karl rove talking about all sorts of things transparency. griff jenkins on the road, i'm not going to tell you where he is. >> sean: why can't you tell us? >> greta: it's a secret? i haven't decide we are going to tell the viewers.
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>> sean: i think that is so unfair you do that to me every night. >> greta: here's a question for you. between the two of us. do you think joan rivers might be a terrorist? >> sean: no. joan rivers? >> greta: you better watch the show. you better watch tonight don't think that, you better watch tonight. >> sean: this is bordering on enhancement interrogation, almost torture. greta van susteren coming up in 21 short minutes from now. let not your heart be troubled. when we come back the great, great, american panel. ♪ ♪
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>> sean: tonight on our great, great american panel. author of the new book, get this, i endorsed it and bill clinton endorsed it. when has that ever happened? the political fix. from the grassroots to the white house, doug schoen. he's the editor. eric ericson is here. she is the star, not a starve bravo's real housewives of new york city, author of the skin girl dish. stephanie franklin back with us. you insulted me the last time were you on. >> you were wearing a pink tie
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you toned it down. >> sean: you gave your fiance. you are about to get mary the biggest rock i've ever seen. >> you like it so much you put a ring on it. >> sean: i would consider marrying him if he gave me that new york city is near bankruptcy spending money on from the department of health for a pamphlet on how to use heroin and intravenous drugs properly. they have recommendations use drugs with somebody else. you shouldn't mix the drugs, by the way. don't share. by the way, inject yourself. they give you the advice. they tell you how to get rid of your needles. and they suggest you wash your hands with soap and water and use fresh tap water or sterile water tubes. as you can see they have take care of your veins. if you wanted to take care of your veins don't use heroin.
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>> someone tell me how to safely put a gun in my mouth and blow my head off. because i want to know how to safely commit suicide. >> i'm kind of speechless. my wife would be impressed with that. don't these people already know, because that's the problem they know how to inject themselves with heroin to begin with? >> i'm about to inject heroin let me wash my hands with tap water or sterile water. >> the brochure in fairness said, don't use drugs. made it very clear that it is a lot cheaper to avoid getting aids and avoid getting diseases -- >> sean: isn't this like telling your kids -- go ahead. >> it is like saying don't steal. they know they shouldn't be doing drugs. it is a waste of money. >> don't have sex, don't have sex. if you have sex, put a condom on.
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conflicted message. >> it may be conflicted. when you are dealing with dug addicts in the city where still a substantial number of people have the problem, you have to dry to -- to try to deal it. >> sean: why do my tax dollars have to go to this? >> it is cheaper to stop behavior that is a public health problem -- >> sean: how about putting them in jail? >> go down to the department of public health and get this pamphlet and say i want to learn how to do my heroin right. >> the show intervention i've twittered about it. they say no one watches that show. you think heroin addicts watch the show? they don't read pamphlets. >> i don't think they saw sterile water. 2009 is becoming the year of the nanny state. arnold schwarzenegger banning trans-fats in restaurants. i hate to tell you, if i go to
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a restaurant i want my trans-fats. >> you wouldn't know the difference honestly. neon yellow chicken in a coop with 8,000 chickens. >> i don't want to know this. >> you don't have to know, why should you -- you might not know. a lot of people are much less intelligent than you and they don't know what they are putting in their mouth? >> sean: why did i need the government to tell me -- >> because you should be doing heroin. >> i smoke crack every night before the program. >> before you eat your trans-fat. >> once they ban it they will put out pamphlets on how to prepare your chicken right. >> i have a tv in every room in my house. they want to ban my plasma tv. i want my television. >> and you should have it sean and you will have it. >> sean: when it breaks i'm stuck with what? >> there will not be a man to fix it.
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>> this is the government trying to intervene in the free market. sales of plasma tv's are going down because people are switching to more efficient. trans-fats you can't get it any more. most restaurants don't serve it any more. the market is working. >> because that is a trend because of the government. >> sean: look, i believe the government has a role. this is not their role. >> it is health, what are you worried about? >> sean: i like mcdonald's. >> you wouldn't know the difference. >> sean: how about i choose what i want to eat and you choose what you want to eat. i want to eat mcdonald's! >> information not regulation or condemnation. >> sean: i want to east mcdonald's and left alone and i want the government out of my life. >> heart disease and all the health problems. >> sean: none of your business if i want to eat food why is it your business?
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>> then why worry about health care reform and insurance. they have to go to the doctor because they need insurance to take care of the trans-fats. >> why weren't we banning smoking? >> absolutely fair point. >> hypocrisy of government choosing what to regulate and shutdown. mcdonald's doesn't have trans-fat any more. >> government has a role to inform people about the risks. if you are informed and make decisions. >> sean: what are we gonna ban next? i like coca-cola. >> diet pills have zendrin in it which gives heart attacks. >> the democrats can't ban coca-cola otherwise they wouldn't be able to fund their health care plan. >> sean: great point. bottom line is they are talking about we have an energy secretary that wants to paint every roof in america and every black pavement
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white. i'm thinking, we have the coldest year on record, it is 40° in miami for crying out loud. china and russia are freezing. the rest of the country is freezing. there's snow everywhere. the coldest year on record. why are they involved in our lives in this way? >> i think they are going too far. what we've seen is the american people are reacting against it. i think the government has a role to inform not to control. >> sean: we to take a break. we'll come back and bethany is going to cook healthy food that i'm not going to touch. boss: hey, those gecko ringtones you put on our website are wonderful. people love 'em! gecko: yeah, thank you sir. turned out nice. boss: got another one for you. anncr: at, it's easy to get a free rate quote, manage your policy, make payments or even file a claim! boss: now that's a ringtone. gecko: uh's interesting.... certainly not the worst ringtone i've ever heard... ♪ ringtone lyrics: a-ringedy- ding-ding-dingy-dong, ringedy-dong-ding-ding... ♪
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continuing now with great, great american panel. during the break you said
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you'd eat a quarter pounder with cheese. >> skm this doesn't have trance fats now. >> this is not out of regulation. >> they can do it to trance fats they'll do it to quarter pounders. >> it's a general saigs. >> what do you think lipitor and crestor are for. >> i'm not as old as you. very no idea. >> why do you insult me? >> and doug, i have a right to get -- protect my right to get my lipitor. i love being lectured by people to tell whaus cars to drive, while they're driving in limos. >> and seat belt laws? >> sorry. >> i don't want a helmet law or a seat belt law. but if something happens you take responsibility for your life. >> we ought to have seat belts and helmets. >> have you a choice. i can't stand getting in the car, beep, beep.
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>> i'm in favor. people don't wear them drive up my bills. >> i usually wear seat belt. if i don't want to put it on its my business. >> if you get into a wreck jacks up my rates. >> no. no. should jack up my rates. >> it should. >> if it weren't a law... >> when i feel like it. >> no. i always put it on. i know i should. but the law made me... >> and i can't drive wout it. i have to -- can't be a hypocrite. >> your kids now it's safer. the law made me realize it's safer. if it weren't a law... >> and there is an affirmative role. >> and you're a democrat. and where -- is there any, i know you're friends with evan. >> i am. >> is it any moderate democrat you've got to be sickened by the smoke-filled back room dealings that is going on, secrecy, broken promise on transparency. going to be on c span.
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now, they, republicans are shut out. hundreds of millions of dollars to buyoff votes. how do you feel as a democrat? >> i'm deeply disturbed by what's happening. let me explain why it's going on for the audience. >> because democrats are corrupt. >> no. >> and they have made a decision that unless they do it in back rooms, quietly, they'll never get it passed and if they get it passed which they likely will, they'll be able to say we've got a bill. put the past behind go out with a piece of legislation. however flawed it is, they believe, it's better than fair. >> we're going to rob from children and grandchildren. american people haven't read it. they're going to pay huge taxes for four years before anything is implemented and bought them off. bribed them. they stole our kids' money. >> that is the american way. >> tom? >> i'm a fool, eric to believe this. >> you know, we can do better,
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sunlight is a great disinfectant. they're scared of the voters and wanted to push the vote before christmas so congressman won't have to pass. >> christmas eve? they never worked christmas eve their entire life. >> exactly. they shut down phone calls so nobody could call. >> they want to get this done before the state of the union, then use state of the union. >> it's a lack of trust right now. it needs to be open about it. it's going to make it worse. >> isn't this corruption at the highest level we've seen in our lifetime? >> it is an administration in deep trouble. >> i won't call it corrupt. i call it a failing administration with policy that's are increasingly unpopular. >> this reminds me of i read about this the other day. barack obama gave a speech in cairo said states growing corrupt and don't listen to citizens tend to breed people who are angry, and like to lash out.
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neighbor napolitano knew what was coming and that is why she did a right wing homeland security report. >> domestic violence is huge in this country well. had all of the evidence of o.j. simpson prior to what happened. this christmas call charlie sheen attacking his wife on christmas. listen to this call. >> my husband had me with -- with -- a knife. and i'm afraid for my life. >> are you separated now? >> right now. we have been separating. i have to file an order. >> is there other people there? does he have a knife? >> yes. he does. >> what is your name? >> brook. >> and what is your husband's name? >> it's charlie sheen. >> now, apparently reports say they want to get back together. now, should he -- if that is true, shouldn't he be in jail? >> or she should northbound
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jail for making a false 911 call. and has he ever been a upstanding human being by any stretch of the imagination? >> i worry about the kids here. i mean, either of the people fit, sean to, raise kids? >> great question. >> i don't think so. >> that is a great question. >> you know,... echo and brit hume said about tiger woods. we're all fallen people. people need to find faith in redemption. this guy in and out of trouble for years with his first wife. i mean on christmas. >> he's back at work today. >> it's a tragedy. and i agree with doug about the kids. and i mean, people need to -- . >> it's a fine line, because you're going to get two sides of the story what. if she's now recanting and so then, she's going to what? >> then, she's crazy. >> or filed a false report or made a false call. i mean, you know, just because
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someone makes allegation doesn't make it true. >> but then there is something wrong with her. >> or both of them. >> before a judge... to resolve issues not only with two of them, but with the family. >> it's a fact he did this, then -- if he did this, and there is a history of domestic violence he should be indicted and prosecuted no person as above of law and something should be done to make sure those kids are safe. >> what if she says, quote, i love him, anding forrive him, he didn't mean it. >> they're going to go through anger manment and abuse classes and all that stuff. >> they'll make it work. >> good point. $8500 bail. >> that is cheap. >> yeah. >> holding a knife to your wife's throat? >> if they want to reconcile god bless them for trying to do it. he needs help. he needs help. and you know this is like terrorists we have to say alleged. >> well. >> alleged call. the call is real. >> yes. someth

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